Connections, the B2B events specialist for industry leaders, has recruited Gemma Fitchett for the newly created role of PR and marketing manager.

Formerly the marketing manager for luxury travel specialist Quintessentially Travel, Fitchett will take up her new role in January.

Micaela Giacobbe, commercial events director at Connections, said: “The fact that Connections is now appointing a marketing manager is huge news for Connections, and a testament of how much we are growing.

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Gemma to Connections and we are extremely excited about the experience, fresh thinking and passion that she will add to our team.”

Fitchett added: “Since launching in 2014, Micaela Giacobbe and her specialist team have reinvented the world of networking on a truly personalised level. I’m thrilled to be joining Connections at such an exciting time of growth.

“2019 is going to be a significant year for the company and I’m looking forward to driving the brand forward and developing new opportunities for our community of leaders.”

Fitchett will also be responsible for managing several new Connections initiatives, which will be introduced during 2019 and beyond.

Connections is part of B2B media company, Jacobs Media Group, which also publishes Travel Weekly.

The Connections brand works with senior executives and experts in sectors such as luxury, wellness, adventure and meetings.

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